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Retrograde; Back to the Beginning
Topic Started: Jun 6 2014, 09:52 PM (1,485 Views)
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(Rosemary Michaels continued from Hortensius.)

Rosemary realized that she wasn't going in the direction Timothy had gone a while ago. Unlike when she had left Meera, however, she had not stopped. She was much faster now, without the shotgun weighing her steps.

Alas, she had to stop eventually.

The town reeked of decay. She could smell the bodies that wafted from doorways or buildings as she fell to the ground. Lighted by the morning sun, she vomited. Then she laid beside her duffle, face down on the ground. If anyone saw her from a distance, they would think she was among the dead. But her back moved up and down, her breath wheezed out against the dirty ground. She was still alive.

After a while of this, Rosemary let herself sit up, then taking a couple of more minutes to keep the world from spinning. Sprinting while your sick was just asking for trouble. She turned to the vomit a few feet away, eyeing it with distaste. Her medicine had been in there. She took two more aspirin, swallowing them down with some water. Her own water now. She had left Timothy's back at the school.

She looked at the streets, realizing where she was.

Instead of falling back down, Rosemary stood, dragging her duffle along the ground with her. She felt too tired to carrying it, until she came to the store she was looking for.

The days had not been kind to Becca Everett and Joey Caputo. She had to dry heave at the sight of maggots crawling in their exposed wounds and stumped necks, at the putrid stench of it all. She wanted to burn it down. Burn down the store, the town, the entire island could fucking burn for all she cared in that moment. But, she had another reason.

"I'm sorry... that I couldn't find another way, Joey." she got out. That was it. There was nothing left to say. She pulled her duffle along the street, until she reached a shop front that was didn't smell as much, and went into the alley at the side, where there was shade. She slumped against the wall, letting her body slide down. She felt her little knife in her pocket, and held her bag close, before letting herself fall into an exhausted sleep until night time.
Edited by MrMissMrs Random, Jun 8 2014, 10:19 PM.
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Image Song: SOHN- Artifice

Version 5
(G006) Rosemary Michaels- Butterfly Knife: "H-h-heh..."- DECEASED
V5 Game:
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Rosemary looked at the uninvited guest with awe. At first, she thought she was still dreaming, Was this really Katarina Konipaski, the five time killer, the first person she had seen when she first woke up on the island, or was she just a simple hallucination?

But then she smelled the blood and grime on her body, and her body warmth as she huddled next to her in the crooked alley. She had heard hallucinations felt real, but Kat felt too real for even that.

And god, even in the dying light, she looked like shit. Even worse than Travis' injuries and twice- bludgeoned head. They were all worse for wear by this point, but all of these seemed recent. She also had no bag, no supplies, and no weapons to speak of.

"...Hello." Rosemary replied with a sigh. She was too tired to scream or hit or tell Kat to get away from her anymore. "Yeah... here."

She got the water bottle from her pack, handing it to the other girl. Payback for getting some from Timothy.

"Where's Steve?" she said aloud the first thing that had popped into head, despite its absurdity.
Edited by MrMissMrs Random, Jun 7 2014, 06:02 PM.
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Version 5
(G006) Rosemary Michaels- Butterfly Knife: "H-h-heh..."- DECEASED
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"It's... okay." Rosemary answered, though he voice gave the distinct hoarseness of a sore throat. She hoped there was another bottle in the duffle.

She couldn't help the quirk up on her lips. She had truly gone insane, but it looks like she would have company.

"Yeah... never fired the weapon I got from Best Kill, did whack Travis Webster with it though. That felt good, but he got in anyway." Rosemary answered with her own weapon woes. "And yup- still have that little knife."

She didn't want to bring it out at the moment. Despite the warmth she felt coming from Kat, bringing a weapon in there would just bring tension. "You've got another proposition for me? Guess... I'll listen to it later."

This all felt a bit surreal. She was alone, with Kat. The same as it was on day one, only the two of them had completely changed. She wondered if someone, some author she never read or heard of, could describe this sense of bewilderment and peace. Everything in the town was still, save for her and Kat.

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Version 5
(G006) Rosemary Michaels- Butterfly Knife: "H-h-heh..."- DECEASED
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Rosemary was at a loss of how to respond to Kat, at her relaxing, and her breakdown. It was hard to believe that she was a killer. But then again, if Kat had not killed, would she still even be here?

If Rosemary hadn't let friend after friend die, would she be here either?

No matter what choices we make here, they will always be the wrong ones. she thought, stopping herself from repeating the mantra out loud. It was true, but not right now. Not when there was a murderer who was also a crying girl that wanted to go home beside her to hear it. Philosophy was worth nothing to those in despair.

So she did what she could never do in the life she had before the island. She reached out.

Rosemary's arm quietly snuck around Kat's shoulders, pulling her into a half-embrace, and held it for a few moments, before drawing back. Enough for Katarina to know that, yes, Rosemary understood that she wanted to go home.

And though she would deny it, she wanted that too, now. She didn't want to be like her brother. Ripped from the world by a freak accident before he even had the chance to live. She didn't want to be cold and starving and alone for the rest of her now shortened lifespan. It was the same feeling she had when she tried to reach out to Joachim.

Rosemary wanted to live, really, really live. But so did everyone else. And that's what made everything on the island hurt more.

"I promise not to shank you while you sleep." she said after the moment had passed.
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(G006) Rosemary Michaels- Butterfly Knife: "H-h-heh..."- DECEASED
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Rosemary sighed. The warmth of another human was almost overpowering, but it would be good when night set in. She still felt weak, even after sleeping all day...

As Kat fell asleep, Rosemary felt herself slowly drifting off as well. The more practical side of her was screaming how bad an idea this was, but that voice was growing fainter and fainter.

"Kat...?" she whispered, not knowing why she called out. But the girl didn't respond.

Despite that danger, the threat of letting her guard down, Rosemary succumbed to sleep, her head leaning against Kat's as her eyes fluttered close.
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Image Song: SOHN- Artifice

Version 5
(G006) Rosemary Michaels- Butterfly Knife: "H-h-heh..."- DECEASED
V5 Game:
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When she awoke, she first thought the hands on her throat were Travis Webster's. His bloodied, almost mangled looking hands closing around her neck. Back to finish the job he had started, along with the collar around her throat.

But then her eyes focused, and all she could see was Katarina. She tried to speak, but the air she had was less and less. She yanked at her hands to find they were bound. She squirmed tried to toss her head back and forth has the air got less and less.

She should've known. She should've known after Travis took her gun, that nobody would play the game her way. She should've listened to the fucking announcements that listed Kat's name over and over. She struggled more, spitting in Kat's face, trying to wriggle her wrists free or swing it. Get the knife, get the knife, get the knife-

Get it getitgetitgeit come on you're more flexible than that! she shrieked in her head, the warning bells ringing in her head, or the oxygen deprivation was kicking in.

Oh god, oh god I don't wanna die! I don't wanna die like this!


She would've screamed if she could've. Rosemary didn't want to die like this. She didn't want to die like an animal. Spittle dribbled down her face as she continued to fight, staring at Kat's face.
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Version 5
(G006) Rosemary Michaels- Butterfly Knife: "H-h-heh..."- DECEASED
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Rosemary fought. She fought with every fiber of her dying body. She didn't want to die. Then and there, it wasn't because she didn't want her friends sacrifices to be in vain. It wasn't because of her parents, now losing their final child. It wasn't even because she thought she was a good person: someone who didn't deserve to be here. It wasn't any of that. She just wanted to live, because she was human and all humans wanted to fucking live.

As brain cells died and she felt all of the little air pockets that could be in her lungs run out, she thought this, and felt herself smiling.

"H-h-heh..." She wheezed through a death mask of a grin. She must've looked like a beast, but she was starting not to care as much.

In her losing consciousness, as Katarina's fingers squeezed and squeezed and squeezed, she had never wanted to live more in her life. Wanted to live, just as she was about to die.

I guess... I really am... pathetic....

guys....


G006, Rosemary Michaels: DECEASED
Edited by MrMissMrs Random, Jun 25 2014, 11:15 AM.
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Image Song: SOHN- Artifice

Version 5
(G006) Rosemary Michaels- Butterfly Knife: "H-h-heh..."- DECEASED
V5 Game:
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